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Date Night in Edmonton

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by Edmonton Tourism Team

So you've got yourself a big date, but the key question is how to spend this valuable time together. Here's a guide to plan your date night in Edmonton.

Keep it Outdoors

Start your date with a romantic stroll around the iconic Alberta Legislature Building. Set atop the banks of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, it's an enchanting place to stroll in any season, gazing upon its marble pillars and carved oak. Bring along a picnic basket or your skates (depending on the season) and head down to Hawrelak Park, where you can relax around the five-hectare lake and hectares of river valley.

For a unique Edmonton experience, venture through the river valley together on a segway tour with River Valley Adventure Co. Jump on, secure your sunglasses and hit the trails - the only preparation you'll need is to pack your camera. Your guide will share some of Edmonton’s history and provide tips and tricks as you cruise along the trails.

For outdoor night-time entertainment, what's better than the majestic Northern Lights? Grab a lawn chair, hot chocolate and blankets and enjoy the greatest show in the skies.

Need for Speed

Snag your best pair of driving gloves and head to Speeders, where you can race around the indoor track at speeds up to 70km/h! Race your sweetheart on a daring 14 lap course with hairpin turns and tight corners.

Date Night Edmonton Speeders

Bundle up in the winter and try racing downhill on snow tubes! With a dedicated tubing lift and three groomed chutes down one of the main hills, you'll be able to spend the whole afternoon playing in the snow.

Get a bird's eye view of Edmonton as you hop aboard an E-Z Air helicopter tour. E-Z Air offers everything from a tour of metro Edmonton to an island heli-picnic for two in the middle of the North Saskatchewan River. Get ready to explore Edmonton from a whole different angle!

An Evening of Entertainment

Grab your car keys and head to the Red Piano where you’ll be immersed in a live-entertainment extravaganza, with food to match! You can even request your favourite songs to sing along to, played live by dueling pianists.

Alternatively, engage your appetite and brain at the same time with an evening at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Enjoy world-class exhibitions capped off with the elegance of Zinc Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy the chef’s five-course tasting menu, featuring everything from pan-seared scallops to Sous Vide pheasant breast.

Date Night Edmonton Art Gallery of Alberta

All About the Food

Perhaps you decide to practice your cooking flair together with one of Edmonton’s great cooking classes. Check out Get Cooking for a relaxed and intimate class for any range of food enthusiast. Whether you’re looking for basic skills or are passionate about eating fresh, buying local and getting to know food producers, Kathryn will take you on a culinary journey you won’t soon forget!

And of course, you can't go wrong with a dinner date at one of Edmonton's local eateries.

Double the Fun

Bring along another couple for a double date at Breakout or Escape City. These live action escape games will have you working together to crack codes to break out of a locked puzzle room in a whirlwind of suspense.

Gather around the table at Hexagon Board Game Cafe or Table Top Board Game Cafe where you will find the highest quality espresso-based beverages, beers, soda, and (of course) board games.

Date Night Edmonton Hexagon Board Game Cafe